Saudi racing legend named host of Quest Arabiya’s new turbo show

Abdulaziz Al Faisal
Updated 09 November 2016

Saudi racing legend named host of Quest Arabiya’s new turbo show

ABU DHABI: Quest Arabiya on Monday announced that one of the biggest names in motor racing, Abdulaziz Al Faisal, will host its new original production “The World of Racing”.
No stranger to the racing world, the Red Bull Athlete, winner of the 2015 Dubai 24 Hours series and Saudi race car legend, Abdulaziz Al Faisal, will provide a rare glimpse into his lifelong passion for motor racing in the short-form series.
The Saudi Arabian national will bring his unique perspective to the 12 episode production – taking viewers on a behind-the-scenes look at what goes in to the sport and what can make or break you in the world of racing.
Abdulaziz said: “For me, racing is more than just going fast, it’s a way of life.”
“There’s such a huge following of motor racing in the region, and I’m excited to share my passion for the sport with fellow fans, and hopefully inspire a new generation of thrill-seeking fans.”
The World of Racing explores everything to do with the thrilling sport — from what it’s like to be in a high-speed accident on track, to learning how to master corners at a breakneck pace.
Khalid Khouri, deputy general manager of Quest Arabiya said: “There’s no hiding Abdulaziz’s enthusiasm for the sport. His ability to explain what goes on behind the scenes, curbed with his undying passion for motor racing, makes him the perfect candidate to share his story and bring his unique perspective to the region.”
The short-form series is one of the Arabic channel’s original productions that features in its Turbo themed line-up, which will broadcast throughout November.
Quest Arabiya will also broadcast a series of the region’s best exhilarating and thrill-seeking productions; including “Speed Rush”, a 30-minute program that reignites the old racing rivalry, between Abdulaziz and UAE’s racing champion, Khaled Al Qubaisi.
Alongside “Speed Sisters” a feature length documentary that follows the bold, fearless and first all-women race car driving team from the Middle East, who tear up racing tracks all across Palestine’s West Bank, which will air for the first time on a free-to-air channel.
In addition to Turbo month, the channel will continue to air programs in the following genres Extreme Outdoor, Engineering, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Space and People & Places.
For a list of broadcast times, please head to: questarabiya.com


Gragson wiggles past Allgaier to win Xfinity race at Bristol

Updated 03 June 2020

Gragson wiggles past Allgaier to win Xfinity race at Bristol

  • Noah Gragson had to race Chase Briscoe and Brandon Jones in a two-lap overtime finish but beat them both to claim the checkered flag

BRISTOL, Tenn: Noah Gragson squeezed past JR Motorsports teammate Justin Allgaier with four laps remaining, a move that caused Allgaier to crash, and Gragson held on at Bristol Motor Speedway for his second win of the season.

Gragson also won the season-opening race at Daytona to begin his second year with Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s race team. Gragson was winless in 2019 in his first full season in NASCAR’s second-tier series.

His victory Monday night was set up by a caution with 13 laps remaining that wiped away Allgaier’s lead. The Chevrolet teammates lined up side-by-side for the restart with seven laps remaining but Allgaier cleared him on the restart.

Gragson chased him and as he passed Allgaier for the lead, Allgaier wiggled into the wall and crashed for a caution.

“I really apologize to Justin and the (number) 7 team, that’s not how I want to race,” Gragson said. “I saw a position open up, he kind of slipped off the bottom and I tried to slip to the bottom and I just got too loose.

“This track is like ice right now. We are slipping and sliding.”

Gragson had to race Chase Briscoe and Brandon Jones in a two-lap overtime finish but beat them both to claim the checkered flag. Gragson climbed the fence at empty Bristol in celebration.

He joined Briscoe as the only drivers with two Xfinity Series victories this year and praised crew chief David Elenz for sticking with him and helping him improve at Bristol. He had one top-10 in two Xfinity races at Bristol last year, and one top-10 in a pair of visits to the bullring in the Truck Series in 2018.

“I was terrible here in trucks and Xfinity,” Gragson said. “My crew chief chief believed in me and he wanted me to come back and run with them and Dave Elenz is the man.”

Allgaier led a race-high 156 laps but finished 18th after the wreck.

“I’m more mad at myself for making a mistake and getting off the bottom,” Allgaier said. “But, yeah, we got wrecked.”

Briscoe, who beat Kyle Busch to win at Darlington two weeks ago, finished second in a Ford.

Jones and Harrison Burton were third and fourth in a pair of Toyota’s. The top four are eligible to race for a $100,000 bonus Saturday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Myatt Snyder rounded out the top-five.